Did you know that the air inside your home is two to five times more polluted than the air outside your home? Indoor air pollutants come from the products and materials you use every day. They also come from pets and from merely leaving and returning to your home. For those who suffer from seasonal allergies, fall can be difficult. As you transition from outdoor activities to indoor ones the amount of exposure you have to indoor pollutants increases. A recent study found that most people spend about 90% of their time indoors. For big savings on HVAC repair in Wake Forest NC this fall season, call Choice HVAC.
What makes the air quality in your home so poor? Many factors contribute to the decreased air quality in your home. The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average person is exposed to 72% of their total chemical exposure at home. The airborne chemicals in come from building materials, home furnishings, and cleaning products that emit thousands of volatile organic compounds in the air. These substances are responsible for a variety of health complications.
Particulates in the air come from dirt and dust that are tracked into your home from the outdoors. These trigger most allergies and respiratory problems. They are another significant source of indoor air pollution. Particulates are circulated through your home over and over. Most of the buildings that we spend our time in are tightly sealed, and the air indoors which has already been cooled or heated is recirculated. Very little from the outdoors is brought into your home.
Moisture in your home can encourage the growth of mold. It is impossible to remove mold spores from your home, so the best way to prevent the growth of mold in your home is to repair any moisture problems quickly. One of the ways to reduce the amount of mold in your home is through the installation of a dehumidifier. Learn more about dehumidifiers in our previous post.
Controlling the air quality in your home can be achieved through installing the right types of air filters in your home. Ordinary paper filters don't trap allergens in the air that circulates through your home. High energy particulate air filters (HEPA filters) are designed to catch smaller particles so that the air in your home stays cleaner and has less of an impact on your allergies. Made of densely packed glass fibers, HEPA filters can trap more than 99% of the dust and pollen particles that are found in the air you breathe.
Due to the dense glass fibers that are used to construct HEPA filters, your air filters will need to be changed more frequently. Factors that will contribute to the need to change your HEPA filter more often include the amount of pollen that is in the air where you are as well as whether you share your home with any pets. Pet hair clogs filters quickly, and as a result the filters must be changed more frequently. Choice Heating and Air Conditioning recommends changing your filters every four to six weeks. However, these factors can make changing your filters more often a necessity.
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